McConnell Calls on Administration to Release IAEA-Iran Nuclear Side Agreement
‘Congress cannot properly carry out its obligation to the American people until the Administration fulfills its legal obligation to the American people, and to Congress.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Obama Administration’s deal with Iran:
“Yesterday I joined Speaker Boehner, Senator Cotton, and Congressman Pompeo in sending a letter to the Administration with a simple request: that the Administration meet its full legal obligations to Congress under the terms of the bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act — a law that both parties supported overwhelmingly just this spring.
“The law gives Congress the right to review all of the elements of an agreement struck between the White House and Iran, and then take a vote on it.
“The law is clear.
“But the Administration has not submitted the side agreements between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran to the Senate, withholding the text from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress.
“And since the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act was signed into law prior to the completion of the negotiation in Vienna, Secretary Kerry was fully aware of the requirement in law to submit the side deal to Congress.
“Congress cannot properly carry out its obligation to the American people until the Administration fulfills its legal obligation to the American people, and to Congress.
“We're calling on the Administration to do so immediately.”
Related Issues: Iran, Iran Nuclear Deal